Kayla Jones collected seven hits, four of them doubles, and drove in seven runs as Young Harris College swept a softball doubleheader from Anderson University Wednesday at E.D. Rivers Field in Young Harris. Young Harris took the opener 8-2 before rallying for a 10-5 victory in the second game.
Anderson scored an unearned run in the third inning of the opener before Young Harris pushed across two runs in the fourth on Jefferson graduate Callie Holloway’s RBI single and Brittany Henry’s sacrifice fly.
In the fifth inning, Jones had an RBI double and Jen Spradling added a two-run single to left. The Mountain Lions added three more runs an inning later. Henry hit a run-scoring triple, while Brittany Olsen and Jones each tallied a RBI hit.
Henry struck out nine to get the win for Young Harris.
The Mountain Lions (8-6) visits Stonehill College for a doubleheader at 9 a.m. Sunday in Claremont, Fla.
YOUNG HARRIS 10, ANDERSON (S.C.) 5: Young Harris took a 2-0 lead in the first inning of game two on a Jones double, her first of three in the game.
The Mountain Lions, who had seven of their 15 hits go for extra bases in game two, rallied for eight runs later in the game to take a 10-5 lead.
Jones and Henry had RBI doubles, Stacia Williams and Holloway each contributed run-scoring singles before Sarah Magill closed out the fifth with a RBI triple. Jones added a two-run double and Henry drove in the final run with another double of her own.
Darby Stanford (5-2) battled for seven innings to pick up the win for Young Harris. Sydnee Weaver also collected five hits in the doubleheader, while Henry added four more for the Mountain Lions.
NORTH GEORGIA MEN 9, MARS HILL 0: Mars Hill had three defaults at No. 3 doubles and at No. 5 and 6 singles for the men. With the 3-0 boost, Felipe Friedrich, Matheus Guida, Giovani Santos and Anthony Veryard were able to cruise to victory. Guida and doubles partner Friedrich won 9-7 and then had little trouble in their singles matches while Veryard swept Mike Melvill in straight sets 6-0, 6-0.
NORTH GEORGIA WOMEN 8, MARS HILL 1: For the women, Mars Hill was able to claim a victory at No. 1 doubles, but the Saints swept the rest of the matches from the Mountain Lions. Cameron Williams and Adalyn Hazelman combined to win 8-2, the same score for Audrey Marlette and Nela Handac in their doubles match at No. 3.
Both North Georgia teams visit Armstrong Atlantic State University on Saturday in Savannah.